Hello. I recently bought a home in Texas and we are under a severe drought. We are only allowed to water once a week. I am concerened about our foundation because the clay soil in Texas gets dry and cracks if it doesnt stay moist. The city allows for homeowners to use soaker hoses. The ground around the foundation slopes downwards to prevent water from standing.
I have read that you should put the soaker hose at least 12 to 18 inches away from the foundation but everyone in our neighborhood has the soaker hose right against the foundation. Is this the proper place for the soaker hose since the ground around the foundation slopes downwards? Or should the hose always be at least 12 to 18 inches away from the foundation?
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